How to Connect Stripe POS to Your App?


Jayraj
By Jayraj | October 14, 2020 2:55 pm  | 4-min read
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Every time you’re at a grocery store, a restaurant, or a business establishment where you can buy something, you will encounter a POS system at the billing counter. POS systems are the lifeblood of modern day businesses. Almost every payment transactions carried out on computers are done through a POS system.

POS stands for Point-of-Sale. These software are deployed for completion of customers payments for products and services. POS can further be used to delegate staff, manage inventories and generate sales reports for various business purposes.

Ever since the 1990’s POS software has been proprietary. This trend continues even today as POS systems come pre-installed onto specific hardware meant for that purpose. However, with progress in technology , the POS industry is experiencing a massive shift towards a mobile app POS system. In this blog, we will discuss mobile POS systems and the various possible use-cases of such systems. But first, here’s an infographic showing a few basic statistics related to POS software.

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With the prevalence of smartphones and the portability they bring, it was a matter of time before POS joined the bandwagon and made its way onto smartphones.

Mobile POS System and its Use-Cases

A mobile POS system is a cloud-based POS system that has portable hardware and can be accessed with the help of a dedicated POS mobile app. Mobile POS apps can also be deployed on dedicated portable POS devices.

  • The Use-Cases of Mobile POS
  • Mobile POS software and devices are especially popular with businesses that dabble in online deliveries. Here are the various use-cases for mobile POS:

    • Online Food Delivery
    • Restaurants that deliver food or businesses that connect restaurants and users can integrate mobile POS systems to enhance customer experience.

    • Retail
    • Electronics, groceries, furniture, etc that can be delivered to your home can be made more convenient for the user with the help of mobile POS.

    • Home services
    • Having a mobile POS system can help with paying various kinds of bills for home services such as plumbing, carpentry, etc.

Benefits of a Mobile POS System

A mobile POS System has various benefits over a normal POS System. Here are some of the benefits:

  • Affordable
  • From a business standpoint, a mobile POS system is a very affordable way to get a POS. Since you can create your mobile POS system with tools like Appy Pie AppMakr, you could deploy your POS system as a simple mobile app too.

  • Portable
  • The whole point of a mobile POS is portability. Mobile POS can be taken anywhere you want and can be used at any time you want. The portability of a mobile POS is the reason why online delivery deploys mPOS so extensively.

  • Mobile Payments
  • mPOS provides a way for businesses to conduct payments on the go. What this entails is that users have complete freedom for choosing their mode of payment such as cash, card, and mobile payment providers.

  • Personalized Service
  • An mPOS provides customers a convenient payment option. This personalization is good for enhancing user experience and building a positive perception of the brand involved.

  • Proprietary Software
  • Unlike olden days where you would have to purchase systems along with POS Software, mobile POS provides you an opportunity to create a POS system that fits your business needs.

Appy Pie AppMakr’s POS App Builder

It is no surprise that Appy Pie provides you a way to create your own POS app. The POS app builder of Appy Pie lets you create your own proprietary POS app without any coding . You can create a POS app within a few minutes and have it deployed on the same day.

  • How it Works
  • Appy Pie POS is currently available only for online food delivery apps and restaurant POS systems. It works in conjunction with the food court feature offered by Appy Pie AppMakr . This feature is a crucial part of building a restaurant and online delivery app.

    Once you add POS to your food court feature, payments can be made on mobile. Delivery personnel can accept payments with the help of mobile POS terminals such as portable card readers. Presently, this feature is available only on Stripe terminals based out of the US.

    Appy Pie plans to introduce the POS feature to other kinds of apps, terminal providers, and regions in the near future. If you want this feature in your food delivery app, let us know at support@appypie.com. Subscribe to our newsletter to get the latest updates about where it goes from here!

    If you use Stripe’s terminals and are in the US though, you can add mobile restaurant POS systems in your food delivery app. You can create a test app for free today!

Conclusion

Mobile POS will continue to rise in importance in the coming years. It is easy to build, afford, and deploy. There is additional benefit of avoiding proprietary software and systems. You can have a self-designed POS system with spectacular UI to suit your business needs. It is made possible with a wonderful tool like Appy Pie AppMakr.

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Jayraj is a content writer whose goal in life is to be a polymath. He's not there yet but his quest has given him extensive knowledge about many things. He tries to share his knowledge by writing. In his free time, he surfs the Internet and takes long walks.

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